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Reds' Leake arrested, accused of theft

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Reds' Leake arrested, accused of theft · Notes, Quotes · Roster Report

Right-hander Mike Leake was arrested Monday afternoon in a downtown Cincinnati Macy's store and accused of the theft. According to the store, Leake took $59.88 worth of merchandise.

He's accused of cutting the tags off six American Rag T-shirts and leaving the store without paying for them.

Leake and the club released statements just before Monday's game, which the Reds lost 9-3 to the visiting Pirates.

From the Reds: "On behalf of the Cincinnati Reds organization, at this time we are advised to not publicly address this matter because of the pending legal proceedings. However, we do not condone behavior of the type alleged, which is wholly inconsistent with the principles of this organization and our community and is detrimental to the positive direction we seek to follow. When the legal process has been completed, we will handle this matter internally."

Leake's statement acknowledged that he had been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of theft, and that attorneys had advised him to make no comment. He did apologize to his family, the team and the fans "for this distraction."

Leake, who is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA this season, is scheduled to start Thursday against the Diamondbacks. However, manager Dusty Baker said no decision had been made as to whether Leake would make the start.

"We haven't had a whole bunch of time," Baker said.

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